The results are in: We scoured the coast—and filled our paper plates—to find the seaside dives with the tastiest dishes, from fried shrimp to fish-and-chips.
The Best Fish-and-Chips
Tides Tavern, Gig Harbor, Washington
Some places neglect the “chips” part, but here both the flavorful Alaskan halibut and thick, Texas-style fries share the spotlight. The setting and atmosphere serve up the essence of the Pacific Northwest: Fir trees line hillsides surrounding a busy little harbor. Everyone from tattooed hipsters to tech execs mingles here.
What you’ll shell out: $12.95 (two pieces of Arctic cod), $13.95 (two pieces of Alaskan halibut), $16.95 (three pieces of Alaskan halibut)
Still hungry? The clam chowder is a smart choice while sampling the Oregon and Washington beers and wines.